Ivydene Gardens Bulb, Corm, Rhizome and Tuber Gallery:
Bulb Index: D

Bulb, Corm, Rhizome or Tuber Name

Flower Colour with
Flower Thumbnail

Flowering
Months
with Link to Flower Colour Comparison Page in that month

Form Thumbnail
and

Mat,
Cushion,
Spreading,
Clump,
Stemless,
Upright
as its form

Height x Width in inches (cms) -

1 inch = 2.5 cms,

12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,

36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard = 90 cms,

40 inches = 100 cms

Seed Head Thumbnail

Soil

Sun Aspect

Soil Moisture

Foliage Colour with Foliage Thumbnail

Bulb Use

Comments

Group 1(b). Single Dahlias -
Singles

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 1 SINGLE-FLOWERED dahlias Sing 
Single-flowered dahlias have blooms with a single outer ring of florets, which may overlap, the centre forming a disc.

• (a). Show Singles. Flower heads not more than 3 inches across, 8 (only) rays, smooth, somewhat recurved at the tips, overlapping to form perfectly round flower. Show

• (b). Singles. Flower heads with rays not so completely over-lapping as in (a), tips separated.

• (c). Mignon Dahlias. Flower heads as in (b), however, plants not more than 18 inches high.

Dahlia 'Summertime'

Pale Primrose-Yellow
with Gold centre

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

40 inches x 20-30 inches (100 x 50-75) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Purple

Absolutely delightful, rich yellow with a gold centre. Height 100cm. Small blooms. Deep, dark Purple foliage.

Plant 12 inches deep and 20-30 inches (50-75cms) apart with Purple and crimson flowered plants. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight. In southern England, you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground.

Group 2. Anemone-Flowered Dahlias

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 2 ANEMONE-FLOWERED dahlias Anem
Anemone-flowered dahlias have blooms with one or more outer rings of generally flattened ray florets surrounding a dense group of tubular florets, which are longer than the disc florets in Single-flowered dahlias, and showing no disc.

Dahlia 'Purpinka'

Deep Plum-Purple
with Purple centre

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July, August

16 inches x 12 inches
(40 x 30) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Mid-Green

A dwarf bedder anemone (NDS) dahlia; Purple and Purple centre, 36 inches height (90 cms).

Deep plum Purple. Abundant display of flowers.

Clump-forming form. Companions of Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' and Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'.

 

Dahlia 'Toto'

White
with Golden centre - small flowers

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June, July, August,
September, October

16 inches x 12 inches (40 x 30) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Suitable for growing in pots and for cutting. It is exceptionally free-flowering, especially if the dead flowers are removed from this low compact plant.

Toto is in Group Anemone-Flowered in The World Dahlia Directory of over 57,000 dahlias. Introduced in 1967.

Group 3(a). Collarette Dahlias - Collarette Singles

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 3 COLLARETTE dahlias Col 
Collarette dahlias have blooms with a single outer ring of generally flat ray florets, which may overlap, with a ring of small florets (the Collar), the centre forming a disc.

• (a). Collarette Singles. Flower heads with single series of rays and one collarette with yellow disk.

• (b). Collarette Peony-flowered. Flower heads with 2 or 3 series of rays and collars and yellow disk.

• (c). Collarette Decorative. Similar to (b) but fully double.

Dahlia 'Alstergruss'

Orange-Red
with Yellow centre

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June, July, August,
September, October

24 inches x 18 inches (60 x 45) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Clump-forming form. Suitable for growing in pots and in the front of the border providing colour until the first frosts.

Plant 12 inches (30 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. 
For best flowers, disbud by removing two of the three blooms at the end of each branch. Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks. Cutting flowers is best done early in the morning or late in the afternoon. As dahlia buds do not open in water, cut the flowers only when completely developed.

Group 4(a). Waterlily Dahlias - Medium-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 4 WATERLILY dahlias WL
Waterlily dahlias have fully double blooms characterised by broad and generally sparse ray florets, which are straight or slightly involute along their length giving the flower a shallow appearance. The depth should be less than half the diameter of the bloom.

• (a) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MWL

• (b) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SWL

• (c) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinWL

Dahlia
'Glory of
Heemstede
'

Sulphur-Yellow

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July, August, September, October, November

40 inches x 20 inches
(100 x 50) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Clump-forming. Longlasting cut flower and ideal for planting in containers or in borders from March-May.

Plant 12 inches (30 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Group 4(b). Waterlily Dahlias - Small-flowered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dahlia
'Gerrie Hoek
'

Shell Pink

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

36-48 inches x 18 inches (90-120 x 45) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

One of the tried-and-true dahlias which is Clump-forming. Outstanding cut flower and keeps very well. Strong straight stems and waterlily-type flowers.

Plant 12 inches (30 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. 
For best flowers, disbud by removing two of the three blooms at the end of each branch.

Dahlia 'Twilight Time'

White and Purple Blends

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July, August,
September, October

40 inches x 16 inches (100 x 40) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Cut-Flower. A leafy plant with stout stems and full heads of pale lilac flowers. It is a colour that looks equally good with pinks or blues but try it with deep reds for a challenging combination. It is tall enough to need staking if it is not to fall over in windy or wet conditions.

Twilight Time in Group Waterlily Small-flowered White and Purple Blends is in The Growing World of Dahlias of the varieties known to be available commercially in UK and parts of Europe.

Group 5(a) -
Decorative Dahlias -
Giant-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 5 DECORATIVE dahlias 
Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis), or slightly twisted and usually bluntly pointed.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GD

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LD

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MD

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SD

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinD

Dahlia 'Edinburgh'

Bicoloured - Dark Red with White tips

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June, July, August

32 inches x 16 inches (80 x 40) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

128 awards between 1991 and 2005. Use for Cut-flowers and looks good with Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Atropur-pureum' and Amaranthus caudatus.

Bicolour of Dark Red with White tips (or Purple with White tips) in June-August. Bloom size is 10 inches (25 cms) across with very strong stems.

Dahlia 'Fleur'

Pure White with pale Yellow centre

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June, July, August

40 inches x 24 inches
(100 x 60) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Toothed, Dark Green pinnate leaves

Huge pure White flowers . Height 90cm. Large blooms.

Strong flower stems and one of the largest White flowers available. Clump-forming.

Plant 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Dahlia
'Kelvin Floodlight
'

Primrose-Yellow

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June, July, August

37 inches x 20 inches
(93 x 50) (leave 24-36 inches (60-90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Divided, Dark Green leaves

On Oct 26, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful long lasting bright yellow blooms. Mine generally reach about 8" - 10" across. I find mine do best when planted in containers (instead of directly in garden) in full sun with rich, loose, well drained soil. Give a spritz of liquid fertilizer once ever couple of weeks. Plant the bulbs at about 6" depth. 

Absolutely beautiful, dependable dahlia that I've grown for the last 5 years. Since I'm in zone 5, I set the bulbs out in May (usually mid month). If frost is possible, cover tender vegetation on those nights with a cardboard box or remay cloth. Blooms generally appear by the end of June/ early July and continue until frost. When frost arrives, lift bulbs, cut off plant close to top of bulb, clean off with water and put in airy place to dry. I store mine in my basement over winter in net bags hanging up. Or put in box with a little peat moss or wood chips and store in cool dark place (45 - 55 degrees).

--->

Because this is a dinner-plate dahlia, if the blooms reach 8+ inches across, you can dry these for use in dried arrangements and they will form a nice fist sized dried flower when fully dried. Color will hold for about 1 year. 
 

To dry: cut (just) fully opened flower and leave a short (4" stem). Poke a 22 ga or 18 ga wire through the flower close to but not in the center of the flower. Loop the top wire into a U and pull down through the opposite side of the flower. Hang upside down in a warm dark place to dry (about 3 weeks). When dry, spray well with a flower preservative or hair spray to seal. I have read that you can preserve the blossoms using silica gel as well, but if you intend to do more than 1 or 2 flowers, air drying is best. Flowers dried in silica gel will absorb moisture from the air and fall apart much quicker"

Dahlia
'White Perfection
'

White

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

40-44 inches x 20-24 inches (100-110 x 50-60) (leave 22-28 inches (55-70 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Cutflower and Clump-forming. Can be grown indoors when placed in a light and warm place which is protected from frost.

As the name suggests pure White flowers. Height 100cm (40”). Medium blooms - Bloom size is over 10 inches (25 cms) across.

Group 5(b) -
Decorative Dahlias -
Large-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 5 DECORATIVE dahlias 
Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis), or slightly twisted and usually bluntly pointed.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GD

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LD

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MD

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SD

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinD

Dahlia 'Red/White
Fubuki
'

Red with White edges

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July, August, September, October

36-40 inches x 20 inches (90-100 x 50) (leave 20 inches (50 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Oval and upright form. Extremely effective against a wooded background or the back of a wide border.

Red with White edges in July-October. Bloom size is 8-10 inches (20-25 cms) across.

Group 5(c) -
Decorative Dahlias -
Medium-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 5 DECORATIVE dahlias 
Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis), or slightly twisted and usually bluntly pointed.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GD

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LD

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MD

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SD

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinD

Dahlia 'Duet'

Bicoloured - Blood-Red with White tips

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July, August,
September, October

42 inches x 20-30 inches (105 x 50-75) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Long-lasting Cut-flowers and it can grow in pots. Received 783 awards between 1983 and 2007.

Bicoloured - Blood-Red with White tips in July-October. Bloom size is 6-8 inches (15-20 cms) across.

Dahlia
'Funny Face
'

Bright Yellow with Red Variegation

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

36 inches x 24 inches
(90 x 60) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Cutflower. Minimum temperature is zero degrees Centigrade, so must be lifted straight after the first frost in the autumn.

Pompon Yellow with Red variegation. Bloom size is 6-8 inches (15-20 cms) across.

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Yellow

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June, July, August

36 inches x 30 inches
(90 x 75) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Cutflower. Clump-forming.

 

Dahlia
'Lilac Time
'

Lilac and White Blends

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June, July,
August, September,
October, November

40-48 inches x 25 inches (100-120 x 63) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Toothed, pinnate, Dark Green

Cutflower and Clump-forming.

A rich lilac flower with an attractive sheen to it. Height 90cm. Large blooms.

Plant 6 inches (15 cms) deep and 36 inches apart in the ground, or start growth in pots of compost in a frost-free greenhouse before transplanting them into their final positions outdoors in June. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Dahlia 'Rosella'

Purple

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July, August,
September, October

40 inches x 12-24 inches (100 x 30-60) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

A hugely popular pink variety. Nice, clean and simple. Very free flowering and makes excellent cut flowers. Height 100cm (40”). Medium size.

Plant 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Dahlia 'Smokey'

Dark Pink and White Variegated

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July, August,
September

40 inches x 24 inches (100 x 60) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

 

Dark Pink and White variegated in July-September. Bloom size is 6-8 inches (15-20 cms) across.

Dahlia 'Snow Country'

White

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July, August,
September, October,
November

40-44 inches x 12-24 inches (100-110 x 30-60) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Blue-Green

Cutflower with the flowers being suitable for drying and preserving; also suitable for growing in pots.

Plant 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Group 5(d) -
Decorative Dahlias -
Small-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 5 DECORATIVE dahlias 
Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis), or slightly twisted and usually bluntly pointed.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GD

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LD

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MD

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SD

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinD

Dahlia 'Abba'

Scarlet-Red

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July, August,
September, October,
November

30 inches x 39 inches (75 x 98) (leave 30 inches between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Scarlet red. Tight perfectly formed flowers. Excellent for cutting. Height 75cm. Medium bloom.

Clump-forming.

Plant 0.5 inches deep and 30 inch (75 cms) apart between 20 and 25 degrees Centigrade. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Dahlia 'Arabian Night'

Dark Red

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July, August,
September, October,
November

30-40 inches x 16 inches (75-100 x 40) (leave 30 inches between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

This dahlia has won 203 awards up to from 1983 to 2007.

Good contrast with the foliage of the Purple leaved forms of Cotinus coggygria or with the late summer blues of Agapanthus.

Stunning near black flowers that last well and make excellent cut flower. The flowers have a particularly rich, velvety look to them. Height 100cm.

Dahlia 'Arnhem'

Bright Red

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July, August,
September, October

22 inches x 16 inches
( 55 x 40) (leave 30 inches between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Bright red in colour. Height 55cm. Small blooms" from R. V. Roger.

Good contrast with the foliage of the Purple leaved forms of Cotinus coggygria or with the late summer blues of Agapanthus. As a dwarf Dahlia , use it in bedding schemes and in pots.

Available from The National Dahlia Collection with its Growing Tips.

Dahlia 'Canary Fubuki'

Decasplit Soft Yellow fading to light Lemon Yellow

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July, August,
September, October

36-48 inches x 18-24 inches ( 90-120 x 45-60) (leave 30 inches between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

A perfect border plant.

A delightful hybrid for those of you seeking a more elegant flower - large flowers of the softest yellow/White.

Plant 6 inches (15 cms) deep and 36 inches (90 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Dahlia 'Christine'

Bright Pink
with a light centre

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July, August,
September, October

30 inches x 12 inches (75 x 30) (leave 30 inches between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Dark stems. Height 75cm. Medium Bloom

Plant 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) deep and 30 inches (75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Dahlia 'Claudette'

Bright Lilac-Purple

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June, July,
August, September

30 inches x 12-15 inches (75 x 30-38) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Use in borders and in pots. Clump-forming.

Bloom size is 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) across.
Plant 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) deep and 20-30 inch (50-75 cms) apart with Purple and crimson flowered plants. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight. 
For best flowers, disbud by removing two of the three blooms at the end of each branch. Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks. Cutting flowers is best done early in the morning or late in the afternoon. As dahlia buds do not open in water, cut the flowers only when completely developed.

Dahlia 'Cobra'

Rusty-Orange, paler
on outer petals,
Red reverse

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

16 inches x 12 inches
(40 x 30) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Good for bedding. Height 40cm. Medium bloom

Loved by butterflies and bees.

Dahlia 'El Paso'

Pink and
Yellow Blends

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

40 inches x 20-30 inches (100 x 50-75) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

A very neat decorative-type, with creamy-White flowers blushed with pale lilac and a yellow base. Height: 45cm (18").

Ideal for cutting.

 

Dahlia 'Gallery
Vincent
'

Yellow and Orange
Blends

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

11 inches x 20-30 inches ( 28 x 50-75) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Hot orange, good for bedding.

Well-drained Chalk and Sand with plenty of humus (after lifting the tuber, mulch with 2 inch (5 cms) depth of mown autumn leaves in the autumn to create this humus during the winter, for use by the replanted-in-the-spring-Dahlia during the Summer-Autumn. Hardiness Zone: 8,9,10)

Dahlia 'Sisa'

Yellow

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July, August,
September, October

24 inches x 20 inches
(60 x 50) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Quite useful that it is Deer resistant, since it is a bedding plant to be used in the middle of the border! or use it in a pot.

Plant 4 inches (10 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart during March-May. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Dahlia 'Wittem'

White and Pink
Blends

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

22 inches x 20 inches ( 55 x 50) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Bedding plant.

White and Pink Blends in June-November. Bloom size is 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) across.

Group 5(e) -
Decorative Dahlias -
Miniature-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 5 DECORATIVE dahlias 
Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis), or slightly twisted and usually bluntly pointed.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GD

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LD

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MD

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SD

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinD

Dahlia 'Gallery
Cezanne
'

Yellow

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

12 inches x 10-12 inches (30 x 25-30) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Forest Green

Excellent dwarf yellow bedding variety. Height 40cm. Medium bloom.

Can also be grown indoors in a pot when placed in a light and warm place (heated conservatory). Hardy to -12 degrees Centigrade. Excellent clump-forming bedding plant and pot-plant as houseplant or external pot-plant on the patio, windowbox, doorsteps or balcony

Dahlia 'Little Tiger'

Bicolour of Red
with White tips

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June, July, August,
September, October,
November

18 inches x 12-16 inches (45 x 30-40) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Cutflower. Upright and Clump-forming form. Sow seeds from March to May. Perfect for a window-box garden.

Bicolour flowers of Red with White tips in June-November. Bloom size is less than 4 inches (10 cms) across.

Group 6(b) - Ball Dahlias - Miniature Ball

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 6 BALL dahlias
Ball dahlias have fully double blooms, which are ball-shaped or slightly flattened. The ray florets are blunt or rounded at the tips, with margins spirally arranged and involute for at least 75% of the length of the florets.

• (a) Small Ball dahlias – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SBa

• (b) Miniature Ball dahlias – usually between 50mm (2in) and 100mm (4in) in diameter MinBa

Dahlia 'Orange Nugget'

Orange

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July, August,
September, October

16-20 inches x 20 inches (40-50 x 50) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Plant 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) deep and 12-18 inches (30-45 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Orange in July-October. Bloom size is 2-4 inches (5-10 cms) across.

Dahlia 'Stolze
von Berlin
'

Lilac-Pink

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June, July, August,
September, October, November

36-48 inches x 18-24 inches (90-120 x 45-60) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

A very pretty variety with lilac-pink flowers. Generally the flowers are larger than most other pompom varieties, making this ideal for cut flowers. Height 90cm. Large blooms.

Plant 4-6 inches (15 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart during March-May. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Group 7 - Pompon
Dahlias

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 7 POMPON dahlias Pom
Pompon dahlias have fully double, spherical blooms of miniature size, with florets involute for the whole of their length (longitudinal axis).

• Pompon dahlias – not exceeding 50mm (2in) in diameter SPom

Dahlia 'Golden
Sceptre
'

Lilac-Pink

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June, July, August,
September, October, November

24-36 inches x 20 inches (60-90 x 50) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Cutflower Pompon Dahlia.

A really bright, canary-yellow flower. Height 90cm. Large blooms

Plant 6 inches (15 cms) deep and 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Group 8(c) - Cactus
Medium-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 8 Cactus dahlias 
Cactus dahlias have fully double blooms, the ray florets are usually pointed, the majority narrow and revolute for more than 50% or more of their length (longitudinal axis) and either straight or incurving.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GC

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LC

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MC

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SC

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinC

Dahlia 'Garden
Princess
'

Yellow and Pink
Blends

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June, July, August,
September, October, November

18-24 inches x 18-24 inches (45-60 x 45-60) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Medium Green

Cut-Flower. Suitable for zones 8, 9, 10 with the map on Brent and Becky's Page showing the relevant suitable parts of America in purple, otherwise put in Pot and take pot into frost free conditions from the first frost in the Autumn till 10 days before the last expected frost next Spring.

Yellow and Pink Blends in June-November. Bloom size is up to 4 inches (10 cms) across.

Dahlia 'Nuit d'Ete'

Dark Red

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July, August,
September, October

48 inches x 20 inches
(120 x 50) (leave 18 inches between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Medium-sized blooms of the darkest velvety red. One of our absolute favourites. Height: 90cm (36").

Plant 4 inches (10 cms) deep and 18 inches (45 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Dahlia 'Orfeo'

Purple and
Raspberry

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June, July, August,
September, October, November

36-48 inches x 20 inches (90-120 x 50) (leave 18 inches between these dahlia plants)

Mid-Green

Excellent cut flower, with video tips on their planting a dahlia in a pot system. Clump-forming.

A real show-stopper! Deep purple with a real shine to the petals, making the whole flower glisten. Height 100cm. Medium blooms.

Plant 4 inches (10 cms) deep and 18 inches (45 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Group 8(d) - Cactus - Small-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 8 Cactus dahlias 
Cactus dahlias have fully double blooms, the ray florets are usually pointed, the majority narrow and revolute for more than 50% or more of their length (longitudinal axis) and either straight or incurving.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GC

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LC

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MC

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SC

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinC

Dahlia 'Playa Blanca'

White

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August,
September, October

18-24 inches x 20-26 inches (45-60 x 50-65) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

A Clump-forming, bedding plant which is a good cutflower for growing in a pot and as groundcover in the middle of flower beds.

Plant top of tuber just below the soil surface and 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Group 9(b) - Semi-Cactus
Dahlias -
Large-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 9 SEMI-CACTUS dahlias
Semi-cactus dahlias have fully double blooms; the ray florets are usually pointed and revolute for more than 25% of their length and less than 50% of their length (longitudinal axis), broad at base and either straight or incurving.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GSC

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LSC

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MSC

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SSC

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinSC

Dahlia 'Colour Spectacle'

Bright Orange
with White tips

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July, August,
September, October,
November

40 inches x 24 inches
(100 x 60) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Cut-flower. Suitable for pot culture.
Bloom size is 8-10 inches (20-25 cms) across.

Plant 6 inches (15 cms) deep and 36 inches (90 cms) apart between March and June. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Group 9(d) - Semi-Cactus
Dahlias -
Small-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 9 SEMI-CACTUS dahlias
Semi-cactus dahlias have fully double blooms; the ray florets are usually pointed and revolute for more than 25% of their length and less than 50% of their length (longitudinal axis), broad at base and either straight or incurving.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GSC

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LSC

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MSC

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SSC

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinSC

Dahlia 'Extase'

Pink and Yellow
Blends

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June, July, August,
September, October, November

16 inches x 20 inches
(40 x 50) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Medium Green

Dwarf bedder which can also be grown in pots. Clump-forming. Cut-flower.

Decorative type flowers in a lovely salmon pink with yellow blushing. Very pretty!
Plant so crown is just above the soil surface and tubers are pointing down and outward. Plant 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Dahlia 'Hayley Jane'

White and Purple
Bicoloured

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August, September,
October, November

48 inches x 20-30 inches (120 x 50-75) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

White flowers with bright lilac-pink tips to the petals. Excellent as cut flower.
Great for bouquets. Clumping-form. Its regal height makes it perfect for the back of the border. Hardiness zones 8, 9, 10.

White and Purple Bicoloured in August-November. Bloom size is 6 inches (15 cms) across.

Dahlia 'Ludwig
Helfert
'

Orange

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June, July, August,
September, October, November

40 inches x 18 inches (100 x 45) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

A good clear orange colour. Simple yet very attractive. Makes excellent cut flower. Height 80cm. Medium blooms.

 

Group 9(e) - Semi-Cactus
Dahlias -
Miniature-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 9 SEMI-CACTUS dahlias
Semi-cactus dahlias have fully double blooms; the ray florets are usually pointed and revolute for more than 25% of their length and less than 50% of their length (longitudinal axis), broad at base and either straight or incurving.

• (a) Giant-flowered – usually exceeding 250mm (10in) in diameter GSC

• (b) Large-flowered – usually between 200mm (8in) and 250mm (10in) in diameter LSC

• (c) Medium-flowered – usually between 150mm (6in) and 200mm (8in) in diameter MSC

• (d) Small-flowered – usually between 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) in diameter SSC

• (e) Miniature-flowered – not usually exceeding 100mm (4in) in diameter MinSC

Dahlia 'Autumn Fairy'

Soft Orange, Bronze at the centre

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July, August,
September, October

16 inches x 15-18 inches (40 x 38-45) (leave 20 inches (50 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Use in middle of border.
Rich orange flowers, good for bedding.
Bloom size is less than 4 inches (10 cms) across.

Plant 6 inches (15 cms) deep and 20 inches (50 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

Dahlia 'Munchen'

Sunshine-Yellow

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June, July, August

16-24 inches x 20 inches (40-60 x 50) (leave 20 inches (50 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Green

Perfect bedding plant for pots and in flower beds. Further growing details from Growing Colors.

 

Group 10PE(c) - Miscellaneous Dahlias -
Small-flowered

From the National Dahlia Society (NDS) classified directory used in UK/Europe:-

Group 10 MISCELLANEOUS dahlias Misc for Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous dahlias are any dahlias which do not fall into one of the listed groups, such as Peony-flowered dahlias. Peony-flowered dahlia flower heads with 2 or 3 series of ray-florets and central disk.

• (a). Large Peony-flowered. Flower heads more than 7 inches across. Paeony

• (b). Medium Peony-flowered. Flower heads from 5-7 inches across. Paeony

• (c). Small Peony- flowered. Flower heads less than 5 inches across. Paeony

• (d). Dwarf Peony-flowered. Plants not more than 30 inches high. Paeony

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

Rich Red

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July, August,
September

44 inches x 18 inches
(110 x 45) (leave 36 inches (90 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Dark Bronze-Red

Peony type flowers in a rich red with very conspicuous yellow anthers. Has superb, rich dark purple foliage. An old favourite that is always popular. Almost hardy. Mulch well. Height 60-80cm.

183 awards between 1991 and 2007 inclusive. A popular cutflower, bedding plant and looks good with Rudbeckia hirta 'Marmalade' and Nandina domestica. Garden care instructions from Crocus.

Plant 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) deep and 36 inches (90 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions with photos for planting dahlias in a pot or tub and from Growing Dahlias in Containers written by Barbara Jenke between 1995-2000.

Dahlia Form and Use:-
Clump-formingUse in Pots
Use for Cut-Flower
For best flowers, disbud by removing two of the three blooms at the end of each branch. Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks. Cutting flowers is best done early in the morning or late in the afternoon. As dahlia buds do not open in water, cut the flowers only when completely developed.
Use in Bedding

 

Companion Plants for bulbs can include Diascias:-

 

Diascia Photo Album

"I hope these pictures will help you identify the diascia you have.   They are sometimes close-ups, sometimes long shots and most are scanned from photos or slides.  They have been taken by my brother William or me unless otherwise credited.  I aim to give a botanical description based on the writings of Hilliard & Burtt and Dr Kim Steiner in time." from Christine Boulby.

To look at the picture from the Diascia Photo Album; click on Diascia. To look at the Description Page; click on the name following Diascia.

Diascia

Description

Diascia 'Acklington'

Bred by Christine Boulby. Dark red flowers. I thought I'd lost it but it survived here a winter so I gave it a name.

Diascia aliciae

 

Diascia anastrepta

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Diascia 'Alicecap'

Cultivar bred by Dr Kim Steiner.  Bushy habit, pale pink flowers over a very long period.  One of the most hardy hybrids in our collection.  Resistant to virus.

Diascia 'Andrew'

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Cultivar bred by Hector Harrison.  Upright habit, red open flowers in abundance.

Diascia 'Appleby Apricot'

Bred by Hector Harrison and one stand of it has lasted in tact for five winters here in Northumberland.  One of the hardiest apricots.

Diascia austromontana

 

Diascia barberae

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Diascia 'Bella'

Cultivar by Christine Boulby.  Mid-pink flowers and long trailing habit.

Diascia 'Belmore Beauty'

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Protected by Plant Breeders Rights.  Variegated version of Diascia 'Ruby Field'.  Foliage edged in yellow.  Trailing habit, good in baskets.

Diascia 'Christabel'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Has huge pale pink flowers in profusion all summer long.

Diascia 'Coral Belle'
Photo by David Fenwick

Bred by Hector Harrison and Protected by Plant Breeders Rights.  The only coral coloured diascia in distribution.  Orangy-red flowers atop rich deep green foliage.  Looks good in hanging baskets.  

Diascia cordata

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Can be distinguished from other species by two distinct separate yellow windows in the throat of the flower.

Diascia 'Doreen'

Deep reddish purple flowers and a very prostrate habit.  Found in my garden two years ago and named for my mum.

Diascia 'Eclat'

Seen here juxaposed against a penstemon.  Lovely big red flowers.  Not as long flowering as some other species

Diascia fetcaniensis

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Flowers have a 'moustache' of dark glands in a straight line on the lower lobe directly under the stamens

Diascia fetcaniensis growing through a join in a retaining wall at Cragside, Rothbury

This picture included to show the determination of this species.  Its stolons will penetrate the tiniest cracks and roam up to three feet.

Diascia 'Harry'

Bred by Christine Boulby and named for my husband and best friend, Harry.  Lime green foliage and reddish flowers.  Bushy habit.

Diascia 'Hector's Hardy'

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This plant was one of Hector's first crosses and is named for him.  He had had it in his garden several years before we were shown it, so it has stood the test of time.  Bushy habit.

Diascia 'Helvellyn'

Pale pink flowers on nice shiny green foliage.  Found by William in a garden in Barmby Moor at a house called 'Helvellyn'.

Diascia 'Iceberg'

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Bred by Hector Harrison using D. integerrima 'Blush' and other plants.  Has a nice neat bushy habit and lovely white flowers.

Diascia integerrima

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Diascia integerrima 'Blush'

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White form of Diascia integerrima. Best grown in the garden where it will populate a large area over two to three years.  Flowers later in the season (July/August here). Will tolerate the driest of dry places and has survived temperatures as low as -10C here in Northumberland.

Diascia 'Jacqueline's Joy'
Photo  by David Fenwick

An early cultivar bred by Hector Harrison.  Has lovely racemes of mauve flowers. Bushy habit.  Very suitable for hanging baskets.

Diascia 'Jane'

Bred by Christine Boulby.  Pale mauve/pink flowers in abundance above mid-green foliage.  Prostrate habit.

Diascia 'Katherine Sharman'

We thought this plant had disappeared but it made a comeback in 2000.  It is thought to be a sport of D. 'Ruby Field' and has olive green foliage edged creamy white.  Not a very sturdy plant.

Diascia 'Lady Valerie'

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Bred by Hector Harrison.  Has lovely large pale orange flowers and grows very well in containers. 

Diascia 'Lilac Belle'

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Bred by Hector Harrison and introduced the same year as D. 'Lilac Belle'.  Small dark green leaves with loads of little lilac flowers all summer. Good in baskets.

Diascia 'Lilac Gem'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Upright habit.  Palest lilac flowers from July onwards.  Hardier than most of the mauves and forms a neat clump up to 15 inches in circumference.

Diascia 'Little Dancer'

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Origin unknown.  Bright pink flowers on nice deep green foliage.  Good in baskets.

Diascia 'Louise'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Very wide peach flowers on fresh green foliage.  Upright habit.  Does well as a spot plant at the front of a border.

Diascia 'Lucy'
Photo  by David Fenwick

Bred by Hector Harrison. Easily distinguished from other cultivars by a terminal flower on a raceme that is a buttercup-shaped flower - ie it does not have spurs or a 'throat'.Very jolly apricot flowers.Neat grower and good as spot plant in front of border.

Diascia 'Megelvar'
Photo  by David Fenwick

Bred by Hector Harrison. Nice apricot flowered diascia with neat habit and strong dark foliage.

Diascia mollis

 

Diascia patens

 

Diascia personata

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Diascia platbergensis

 

Diascia 'Pink Panther'

Origin unknown.  Pale baby pink flowers atop dark green foliage.  Neat habit.

Diascia 'Red Ace'

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Bred by Hector Harrison and protected by Plant Breeders Rights.  One of the reddest flowered diascias around, and on some of the deepest green foliage it is a stunner.  Survives a good deal of dryness, and ideal for baskets.

Diascia rigescens

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Distinguished from other species by a yellow 'median keel' of glands on the lower lobe of the flower.  This photo shows its with Cistus ladanifer.  A lovely combination.

Diascia rigescens 'Anne Rennie'
Photo by David Fenwick

Similar to above but flowers a slightly paler shade and carried in rather more loose racemes.

Diascia rigescens x lilacina

One of Hector's earliest crosses and given to Blooms of Bressingham.  Nice mauve flowers and good foliage.  Prostrate habit.  Good in baskets but its a bit of a thug

Diascia 'Ruby Field'

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Bred by John Kelly and introduced in 1971.  Although he gave details of the cross he made to create it, we are not sure of the species he actually had due to name problems.It has nice blousy flowers on prostrate foliage and has been used in alpine beds for many years in the UK.

Diascia 'Rupert Lambert'

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Bred by Rupert Lambert.  Plant has upright habit and reddish flowers. 

Diascia 'Salmon Supreme'

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Bred by Hector Harrison.  When i first saw it I was at Beth Chatto's gardens in Cambridgeshire.  One of the first apricot coloured diascias to appear on the market in the UK and has been popular ever since.

Diascia 'Selina's Choice'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Plant has a very neat habit.  Apricot flowers in abundance and looks great as a hanging basket.

Diascia 'Tiny Tom'

Bred by Hector Harrison.Tiny foliage and interesting pinky mauve flowers, this is one of the smallest and neatest diascias I've seen.

Diascia trials at Appleby, North Lincs

Hector's hardiness trials take place every year in his search for good garden-worthy plants.

Diascia 'Twinkle'

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Bred by Hector Harrison and protected by Plant Breeders Rights. Although this diascia is one of his first successes, it remains a firm favourite of mine.  Has tight purple racemes of flowers on very lush dark green foliage.  Superb in hanging baskets.

Diascia vigilis

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Diascia vigilis 'Jack Elliott'

 

Diascia 'William'

Bred by Hector Harrison and named for my brother William.  Has mid-pink flowers on lush green foliage.  We have lost this one, if you have it we'd love to hear from you!

Latest update 13 March 2001 of above Diascia Photo Album

 Christine Boulby Copyright © 2001 All rights reserved

 

"Their common name is twinspur, in reference to the two (usually downward-pointing) spurs to be found on the back of the flower. These help to distinguish them from the similar (and closely related) genera Alonsoa and Nemesia. The spurs contain a special oil, which is collected in the wild by certain species of bees that appear to have coevolved with the plants, as they have unusually long forelegs for collecting the oil.‪
In gardens, Diascia cultivars (mostly hybrids) have become extremely popular as colourful, floriferous, easily grown bedding plants in recent years." from Wikipedia.

 

"Diascias are sun-loving plants, but enjoy fertile rather than dry, poor soil. The cushion-forming types can get straggly so cut them back in late April and late August to keep them compact.
Hardiness can be a problem, but many will survive winter in well-drained soil.
You can containerise Diascia personata, but it has to be a substantial pot to balance the height of the plant. The ruby-pink flowers are excellent with dark blue agapanthus, purple dahlias or fluffy pennisetums.
At Great Dixter they use D. personata with the green and cream vertically striped grass, Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cosmopolitan' to great effect. Graham Gough, of Marchants Plants, also uses it in his grass-led garden and he describes it as "remarkable and lofty"." from How to grow Diascia personata by Val Bourne in The Telegraph.

 

"Diascia is a natural for containers. You can fill an entire container with one variety or use a diascia plant as your spiller, in a mixed container. Diascia also makes a lovely edging plant and will elegantly flop over sidewalks and walls or throughout rock gardens.
Diascia perfers a slightly acidic soil pH. Something between 6.0 and 6.5 seems to be ideal.
It’s rare to find seed for Diascia, but there are some out there. Start seeds indoors, abou 6-8 weeks before your last expected frost. In warm climates, Diascia can be direct seeded. The hybrid Diascia won’t grow true from seed.
Diascia seed needs light to germinate, so just press the seed firmly on top of the soil, don’t cover it. It’s very important to keep the soil moist, since there’s nothing insulating the seed. Diascia seed should germinate within 2 weeks." from Gardening About in America.


Lazy S'S Farm Nursery in America
sell Deer Resistant Plants:- "Realize, if deer are starving or in extremely high concentrations competing for food, they will eat almost anything. These Plants are their last choice. By inter-planting with these plants, especially the fragrant herbs, you make you entire garden less appealing to them! They never bother our gardens and we're convinced that it's because we work in the fragrant 'herbs' -- Yarrows, Catmints, Agastache, Etc., in every bed -- and why not - they're gorgeous and long blooming.

Deer's primary defense is their sense of smell. When a garden has a lot of highly scented plants, the deer have trouble smelling predators and they realize that they are more defenceless. So use lots of fragrant herbs especially larger ones like Perovskia - Russian Sage and Nepetas that release their strong scent if the deer brush against them.

Also, Deer do not like grazing extremely low, or too high. Shrubs and trees with foliage 3-5 feet or higher will be less likely to have deer damage."
 

BULB INDEX link to Bulb Description Page

7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below in BULB, CORM, RHIZOME and TUBER GALLERY.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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Besides the above Bulb Flower Colour Comparison Pages, you also have the following Comparison Pages:-
...Bulb Flower Shape -
7 pages of Number of Petals ...... 5 petals,
23 pages of Flower Shape ......... Stars and
7 pages of Natural Arrangements Drumstick

...Bulb Form
-
7 pages of Bulb Form ...Clump-forming
...Bulb Use
-
33 pages of Bulb Use ...Mass Planting,
Groundcover,
Grow in Patio Pot and
Use in Coastal Conditions
...Bulb Preferred Soil

5 pages of Soil preferred by Bulb ...Chalk
 

BULB INDEX
link to Bulb Description Page or
link to Page in 4000 x 3000 pixel Raw Camera Photo Gallery or
link to Page in Infill Galleries
:-


BULB, CORM, RHIZOME AND TUBER GALLERY PAGES

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

BULB, CORM, RHIZOME AND TUBER INDEX - There are over 700 bulbs in the index on the right. The respective flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and width are in the relevant index page below:-
(o): A 1, 2, 3
(o): B
(o): C 1, 2
(o): D
(o): E
(o): F
(o): G, Gladiolus
(o): H
(o): I
....: J
....: K
(o): L 1, 2
(o): M
(o): N
(o): O
(o): P
....: Q
....: R
(o): S
(o): T
....: U
(o): V
....: W
(o): XYZ
Type of Form (Mat, Cushion, Spreading, Clump, Stemless, Upright),
Soil Type,
Sun Aspect,
Soil Moisture,
Foliage Colour,
Uses
added, starting in March 2020 with Bulb Allium Anemone Gallery

A

D

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Acis autumnalis
- autumn

Acis autumnalis pulchellum - autumn
Acis autumnale 'September Snow' - autumn
Acis valentinum
- autumn

Aconitum cammarum
Aconitum heterophyllum
Aconitum japonicum
Aconitum lycoctonum
Aconitum napellus
Aconitum variegatum

Group 1(b). Single Dahlias - Singles
Dahlia 'Summertime'
 

Gladiolus in Autumn Bulb Gallery
Gladiolus communis
subsp. byzantinus

Gladiolus papilio
'Butterfly'

Omphalodes
cappadocica

Ophiopogon
planiscapus

Ophiopogon
planiscapus
'Nigrescens'

Oxalis adenophylla
Oxalis chrysantha
Oxalis enneaphylla
Oxalis hirta
'Gothenburg' - tender

Oxalis purpurea
- tender

Oxalis lobata
Oxalis obtusa

Gladiolus Bulb American registered in 2008

'Afterburner'
'Akvarel'
'Alpen Glow'
'Anna Lynn'
'Ant. Peeters'
'Assol'
'Beauty Mark'
'Blushing Blonde'
'Charm School'
'Cherokee Nation'
'Christmas Orchid'
'Cindy B'
'Conuma'
'Cool White'
'Court Jester'
'Dymos'
'Enchanted'
'Fancy Ruffles'
'Fragrant Lady'
'Glad Boy'
'Goluboj Vodopad'
'Harvest Sunset'
'Huron County'
'Island Sunset'
'Jupiter'
'Kiss of Rose'
'Lava Dandy II'
'Leah Carolyn'
'Lemon Blush'
'Lemon Meringue'
'Lemon Tart'
'Light Snow'
'Merriment'
'Neat'
'Nezhnost
(tenderness)'

'Nochnaya Melodiya (night Melody)'
'Nostalgie'
'Okouzlein'
'Opal Splash'
'Orange Dart'
'Osenni Karnaval'
'Passion'
'Peppi (female cat)'
'Perth Silence'
'Pete's Gold'
'Powerful Lady'
'Raspberry Cream'
'Red Deer'
'Red My Mind'
'Reflection'
'Rosy Posy'
'Royalist'
'Rozovaya Fantazia (pink fantasy)'
'Scrumptious'
'Showbound'
'Showman's Delight'
'Slastena
(sweetening)'
'Small Star'
'Snow Owl'
'Superior Champ'
'Terry'
'Vivacious'
'Volunteer'
'Vosmoe Marta
(8th of March)'
'Watermelon Wine'
'Willy Wonka'
'Wondrous'

Allium acuminatum
Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'

Allium altissimum
'Goliath'

Allium ampeloprasum
Allium amplectens
Allium angulosum
Allium azureum
Allium 'Beau Regard'
Allium caeruleum
Allium caesium
Allium carinatum pulchellum 'Album'
Allium callimischon callimischon - autumn
Allium cepa var viviparum
Allium cernuum
Allium christophii
Allium cowanii
Allium crenulatum
Allium cupanii
Allium cyaneum
Allium cyathophorum
var farreri

Allium falcifolium
Allium flavum
Allium flavum nanum
Allium geyeri
Allium giganteum
Allium 'Gladiator'
Allium 'Globemaster'
Allium 'Globus'
Allium hirtifolium
'Album'

Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium x hollandicum
Allium jesdianum
'Akbulak'

Allium jesdianum ssp angustitepalum
Allium jesdianum
'Michael Hoog
'
Allium jesdianum
'Purple King
'
Allium jesdianum
'Shing'

Allium kansuensis
Allium karataviense
Allium karataviense
'Ivory Queen
'
Allium lenkoranicum
Allium 'Lucy Ball'
Allium macleanii
Allium macranthum
Allium 'Mars'
Allium maximowiczii
Allium moly
Allium moly 'Jeannine'
Allium 'Mont Blanc'
Allium multibulbosum
Allium
neapolitanum
Allium nevskianum
Allium nigrum
Allium nutans
Allium obliquum
Alium paradoxum
ssp normale

Allium plummerae
Allium oreophilum
Allium pulchellum
Allium ramosum
Allium rosenbachianum
Allium roseum
Allium 'Round
and Purple
'
Allium saxatile
Allium schoenoprasum
Allium schoenoprasum
albiflorum

Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'
Allium schubertii
Allium scorodoprasum
Allium
sphaerocephalum

Allium sphaero-cephalon
Allium stamineum
Allium stipitatum
Allium stipitatum
'Album'

Allium stipitatum
'Mount Everest
'
Allium subvilosum
Allium triquetrum
Allium unifolium
Allium ursinum
Allium vineale 'Hair'
Allium violaceum
Allium wallichii
Allium zebdanense
 

Group 2. Anemone-Flowered Dahlias
Dahlia 'Purpinka'
Dahlia 'Toto'

P

Polyxena odorata
- tender

Polyxena paucifolia
- tender

Group 3(a). Collarette Dahlias - Collarette Singles
Dahlia 'Alstergruss'
 

Q

 

 

R

 

 

 

Group 4(a). Waterlily Dahlias - Medium-flowered
Dahlia 'Glory of
Heemstede
'

Gladiolus Bulb American registered in 2009

'Benjamin'
'Blazing Arrow'
'Bold Heart'
'Catharina'
'Cheers'
'Crowd Pleaser'
'Eye Opener'
'Fiesta Americana'
'Fire Poker'
'Flower Girl'
'Grand Girl'
'Heavenly Gold'
'Holy Moly'
'Lavender Ice'
'Mercy Me'
'Miss Midas'
'Pure Poetry'
'Royal Touch'
'Sassy'
'Secret Lady'
'Smarty Pants'
'Stately Lady'
'Suzanne'
'Tsolum'

S

 

Sanguinaria
canadensis

Sanguinaria canadensis
'Plena'

Scilla siberica
Scilla peruviana
Sparaxis grandiflora acutiloba - tender
Sparaxis metelerkampiae - tender
Sparaxis parviflora
- tender

Sparaxis tricolor
- tender

Symphytum
ibericum

 

 

T

Alstroemeria aurantiaca
Alstroemeria versicolor
Alstroemeria psittacina
Alstroemeria pelegrina
Alstroemeria diazii
Alstroemeria ligtu
Alstroemeria haemantha
Amaryllis
belladonna

Group 4(b). Waterlily Dahlias - Small-flowered
Dahlia 'Gerrie Hoek'
Dahlia 'Twilight Time'
 

Gladiolus Bulb American registered in 2010

'Angelic'
'Best Bet'
'Blue Bay'
'Cool Companion'
'Dream On
'
'Extravagant Eyes'
'Fiesta Frenzy'
'Fragrant Art'
'Frosted Grape'
'Gussy Up'
'Huron Destiny'
'Mary's Dream'
'Nesook'
'Nimpkish'
'Rose Flash'
'Rusty Red'
'Teaser'
'Warm White'
'Wrigley'

Tricyrtis hirta
Tritonia crocata - tender
Tritonia crocata 'Bridal Veil' - tender
Tritonia crocata 'Pink Sensation' - tender
Tritonia crocata 'Serendipity' - tender
Tritonia crocata 'Tangerine' - tender
 

Tulipa Division 1:
Single Early
'Couleur Cardinal' 1M24R

Tulipa Division 4:
Darwin Tulips
'Bleu Aimable' 4M22PU
'Queen of Night' 4L24PU
 

 

Anemone apennina
Anemone
baldensis
Anemone blanda
Anemone blanda 'Blue
Shades
'
Anemone blanda
'Charmer'

Anemone blanda
'Pink Star
'
Anemone blanda
'Radar'

Anemone blanda rosea
Anemone blanda
'Violet Star
'
Anemone blanda 'White Splendour'
Anemone caroliniana
Anemone coronaria
'de Caen'
Anemone coronaria
'St Brigid
'
Anemone demissa
Anemone fischeriana
Anemone hupehensis
Anemone x
lipsiensis 'Pallida'

Anemone
intermedia

Anemone narcissiflora
Anemone nemorosa
Anemone nemorosa
'Alba Plena
'
Anemone nemorosa
'Allenii'

Anemone nemorosa
'Bracteata Pleniflora
'
Anemone nemorosa
'Lychette'

Anemone nemorosa
'Robinsoniana'

Anemone nemorosa
'Vestal'

Anemone ranunculoides
Anemone ranunculoides 'Pleniflora'
Anemone rupicola
Anemone trullifolia
 

Group 5(a) - Decorative Dahlias -
Giant-flowered
Dahlia 'Edinburgh'
Dahlia 'Fleur'
Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'
Dahlia 'White Perfection'
 

Gladiolus Bulb American registered in 2011

'Babsbill'
'Cockadoodle'

'Coral Sea'
'Cypress Creek'
'High Stakes'
'Immaculate Heart
'
'Irish Cream'
'Mother Nature'
'Orange Effect'
'Peppermint Delight'
'Peta Christina'
'Shenanigans'
'Solar Star'
'Velvet Revolution'
'Wowzer'

Tulipa Division 4:
Darwin Hybrid
'Apeldoorn' 4L24R
'Beauty of Apeldoorn' 4L24MC
'Jewel of Spring' 4M20Y

Tulipa Division 6:
Lily-flowered
'White Triumphator' 6L26W

Tulipa Division 7:
Fringed
'Daytona' 7L26W

Tulipa Division 8:
Viridiflora
'Flaming Spring Green' 8L20MC
'Spring Green' 8L20MC
'Virichic' 8L18MC
 

 

Group 5(b) - Decorative Dahlias -
Large-flowered
Dahlia 'Red/White
Fubuki
'

Gladiolus Bulb American registered in 2011

'Aaralyn'
'Bald's Beauty'
'Delightful'
'Destiny'
'Expresident'
'Farmer's Daughter'
'French Rose'
'Gypsy Belle'
'Happy Face'
'Happy Hour'
'Hendrika'
'Juicy Fruit'
'Lauren'
'Libuse'
'Lyle'
'Magic Rose'
'Natural Flame'
'Orange Ensemble'
'Professor Plum'
'Pulchy'
'Quiver'
'Sacia Lynn'
'Scarlet Starlet'
'Spritzer'
'Tabasco Cat'
'The King's Kisses'
'Velvet Mistress'
'William Tell'

Tulipa Division 10:
Parrot
'Black Parrot' 10L20MC
'Blue Parrot' 10M12MC

 

Tulipa Division 11:
Double Late or Peony-flowered
'Angelique' 11L14MC

Tulipa Division 12:
Kaufmanniana
'Stresa' 12M12MC

Anthericum liliago
Anthericum liliastrum
Anthericum ramosum
Antholyza
paniculata

Antholyza
aethiopica

Antholyza spicata
Apios tuberosa
Arisaema ringens
Arisaema dracontium

Tulipa Division 13:
Fosteriana (Emperor)
'Purissima' 13E16W
'Yellow Purissima' 13E16Y


Tulipa Division 15:
Species (Botanical)
batalinii 15M15Y
tarda 15M6MC
turkestanica 15E12W
urumiensis 15M6Y
violacea 15E10MC

 

Arisarum
proboscideum

Arum italicum
Arum italicum
'Marmoratum'

Arum maculatum
Arum orientale
Arum palaestinum
Arum
proboscideum

Aruncus dioicus

Group 5(c) - Decorative Dahlias -
Medium-flowered
Dahlia 'Duet'
Dahlia 'Funny Face'
Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'
Dahlia 'Lilac Time'
Dahlia 'Rosella'
Dahlia 'Smokey'
Dahlia 'Snow Country'
 

H

U

 

Hedysarum
hedysaroides

Helleborus
foetidus

Helleborus
niger

Helleborus
orientalis

Helleborus orientalis
abchasicus
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Hyacinthoides
non-scripta

 

 

B

Group 5(d) - Decorative Dahlias -
Small-flowered
Dahlia 'Abba'
Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
Dahlia 'Arnhem'
Dahlia 'Canary Fubuki'
Dahlia 'Christine'
Dahlia 'Claudette'
Dahlia 'Cobra'
Dahlia 'El Paso'
Dahlia 'Gallery
Vincent
'
Dahlia 'Sisa'
Dahlia 'Wittem'

I

V

 

abiana stricta - tender
Biarum bovei
- autumn

Biarum ochridense
- autumn

Biarum tenuifolium
- autumn

Biarum tenuifolium var. abbreviatum - autumn
 

Impatiens
tinctoria

Iris
foetidissima
Iris laevigata
Iris pseudacorus
Ixia 'Blue Bird' - tender
Ixia 'Castor' - tender
Ixia flexuosa - tender
Ixia 'Giant' - tender
Ixia 'Hogarth' - tender
Ixia 'Holland's Gloire'
- tender

Ixia 'Mabel' - tender
Ixia maculata - tender
Ixia 'Marquette' - tender
Ixia 'Rose Emperor'
- tender

Ixia 'Titia' - tender
Ixia 'Venus' - tender
Ixia 'Vulcan' - tender
Ixia 'Yellow Emperor'
- tender

Veltheimia bracteata
- tender

 

C

Group 5(e) - Decorative Dahlias -
Miniature-flowered
Dahlia 'Gallery
Cezanne
'
Dahlia 'Little Tiger'
 

J

XYZ

 

Campanula
glomerata
Campanula
persicifolia

Centaurea montana
Ceratostigma
plumbagoides
 

Group 6(b) - Ball Dahlias - Miniature Ball
Dahlia 'Orange Nugget'
Dahlia 'Stolze
von Berlin
'
 

 

Zantedeschia elliottiana 'Black-eyed Beauty'

 

Autumn-flowering
Colchicums
Colchicum autumnale
Colchicum autumnale 'Alboplenum'
Colchicum autumnale
'Album'
Colchicum autumnale
'Major'

Colchicum autumnale
'Nancy Lindsay'

Colchicum autumnale 'Pleniflorum'
Colchicum
'Autumn Herald'

Colchicum baytopiorum
Colchicum boissieri
Colchicum byzantinum
Colchicum cilicium
Colchicum cilicium
'Purpureum'
Colchicum cupanii
Colchicum
'Dick Trotter'

Colchicum 'Disraeli'
Colchicum giganteum
Colchicum 'Gracia'
Colchicum graecum
Colchicum 'Harlekijn'
Colchicum 'Jochem Hof'
Colchicum laetum
Colchicum
'Lilac Bedder'
Colchicum
'Lilac Wonder'
Colchicum luteum
Colchicum parlatoris
Colchicum 'Poseidon'
Colchicum
'Rosy Dawn'

Colchicum speciosum
Colchicum speciosum
'Album'
Colchicum speciosum bornmeulleri
Colchicum speciosum
'Ordu'
Colchicum tenorei
Colchicum
'The Giant'

Colchicum
'Violet Queen'
Colchicum
'Water Lily'

Colchicum
'William Dykes'

Group 7 - Pompon
Dahlias
Dahlia 'Golden
Sceptre
'

K

 

 

 

 

Group 8(c) - Cactus Medium-flowered
Dahlia 'Garden
Princess
'
Dahlia 'Nuit d'Ete'
Dahlia 'Orfeo'
 

L

 

Lachenalia aloides -
tender

Lachenalia aloides
aurea -tender

Lachenalia aloides
quadricolor - tender

Lachenalia aloides
pearsonii - tender

Lachenalia aloides
vanzyliae - tender

Lachenalia bulbifera
- tender

Lachenalia contaminata
- tender

Lachenalia elegans
- tender

Lachenalia 'Fransie'
- tender

Lachenalia glaucina var. pallida - tender
Lachenalia juncifolia
- tender

Lachenalia 'Namakwa'
- tender

Lachenalia namaquensis
- tender

Lachenalia 'Nova'
- tender

Lachenalia orthopetala
- tender

Lachenalia pustulata
- tender

Lachenalia 'Robyn'
- tender

Lachenalia 'Rolina'
- tender

Lachenalia 'Romaud'
- tender

Lachenalia 'Romelia'
- tender

Lachenalia 'Ronina'
- tender

Lachenalia 'Rosabeth'
- tender

Lachenalia rosea
- tender

Lachenalia 'Rupert'
- tender

Lachenalia splendida
- tender

Lachenalia unifolia
- tender

Lachenalia viridiflora
- tender

Lachenalia zeyheri
- tender

 

Group 8(d) - Cactus - Small-flowered
Dahlia 'Playa Blanca'
 

 

Group 9(b) - Semi-Cactus Dahlias -
Large-flowered
Dahlia 'Colour Spectacle'

 

Tessellated-flowering Colchicums
Colchicum agrippinum
Colchicum
'Autumn Queen'

Colchicum bivonae
'Apollo'
Colchicum bivonae
'Glory of Heemstede'

Colchicum bivonae
'Vesta'
Colchicum
macrophyllum
Colchicum sfikasianum
Colchicum sibthorpi

Group 9(d) - Semi-Cactus Dahlias -
Small-flowered
Dahlia 'Extase'
Dahlia 'Hayley Jane'
Dahlia 'Ludwig
Helfert
'
 

Leucocoryne 'Andes'
Leucocoryne 'Caravelle'
 

 

 

I Asiatic Hybrid Lilies
Lilium 'Apollo'
Lilium 'Cancun'
Lilium 'Citronella'
Lilium 'Claire'
Lilium Cote 'd'Azur'
Lilium 'Fata Morgana'
Lilium 'Gironde'
Lilium 'Gran Paradiso'
Lilium 'Kingdom'
Lilium 'King Pete'
Lilium 'Lennox'
Lilium 'Lollpop'
Lilium 'Montreux'
Lilium 'Orange County'
Lilium 'Prunotto'
Lilium 'Rosella's Dream'

 

Winter-flowering
Colchicums
Colchicum crocifolium

Colchicum kesselringii
Colchicum hungaricum albiflorum
Colchicum szovitisii
'Tivi'

Colchicum szovitisii
'White Forms'

Group 9(e) - Semi-Cactus Dahlias -
Miniature-flowered
Dahlia 'Autumn Fairy'
Dahlia 'Munchen'

 

 

Winter- and Spring-Flowering Colchicums
Colchicum hungaricum
 

Group 10PE(c) - Miscellaneous Dahlias -
Small-flowered
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

I Dwarf Asiatic Hybrid
Lilies
Lilium 'Buff Pixie'
Lilium 'Butter Pixie'
Lilium 'Ceb Crimson'
Lilium 'Inuvik'
Lilium 'Pink Pixie'
Lilium 'Tailor Made'

 

 

Autumn-flowering
Crocus
Crocus banaticus
Crocus asturicus var. atripurpureus
Crocus asumaniae
Crocus boryi
Crocus cambessedesii
Crocus cancellatus
cancellatus
Crocus cancellatus
lycius
Crocus cancellatus
pamphylicus
Crocus
cartwrightianus
Crocus
cartwrightianus 'Albus'
Crocus goulimyi
Crocus goulimyi 'Albus'
Crocus hadriaticus
Crocus hadriaticus
'Indian Summer'

Crocus kotschyanus kotschyanus
Crocus kotschyanus kotschyanus 'Albus'
Crocus kotschyanus
'Reliance'
Crocus laevigatus
'Fontenayi'
Crocus ligusticus
Crocus niveus
Crocus nudiflorus
Crocus ochroleucus
Crocus oreocreticus
Crocus pallasii
ssp. pallasii

Crocus pulchellus
Crocus pulchellus 'Albus'
Crocus pulchellus
'Inspiration'

Crocus pulchellus 'Michael Hoog'
Crocus pulchellus
'Zephyr'

Crocus sativus
Crocus serotinus
clusii

Crocus serotinus
salzmanii

Crocus serotinus salzmanii 'Erectophyllus'
Crocus speciosus
'Aino'

Crocus speciosus
'Aitchisonii'

Crocus speciosus
Crocus speciosus
'Albus'

Crocus speciosus
'Atabir'

Crocus speciosus
'Cassiope'

Crocus speciosus
'Conqueror'

Crocus speciosus
'Oxonian'

Crocus veneris

E

II Martagon Hybrid
Lilies
Lilium x marhan 'Mrs R.O. Backhouse'

 

 

Erythronium
dens-canis
Erythronium
'Pagoda'

Erythronium
tuolumnense

 

V Longiflorum Hybrid
Lilies
Lilium formosanum var. pricei 'Snow Queen'

 

F

VI Trumpet Hybrid
Lilies
Lilium 'African Queen'
Lilium 'Golden
Splendour
'
Lilium 'Pink Perfection'
Lilium 'Regale'
 

 

Ferraria crispa
- tender

VII Oriental Hybrid
Lilies
Lilium 'Acapulco'
Lilium 'Arena'
Lilium 'Barbaresco'
Lilium 'Bergamo'
Lilium 'Black Beauty'
Lilium 'Casa Blanca'
Lilium 'Cobra'
Lilium 'Con Amore'
Lilium 'Garden Party'
Lilium 'La Reve'
Lilium 'Mona Lisa'
Lilium 'Robert Swanson'
Lilium 'Siberia'
Lilium 'Starfighter'
Lilium 'Star Gazer'
Lilium 'Visa Versa'

 

Freesia alba
- tender

Freesia andersoniae
- tender
Freesia corymbosa
- tender

Freesia elimensis
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Athene'
- tender
Freesia speciosa 'Ballerina'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Bloemfontein'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Chiron'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Clazina'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Corona'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Diana'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Epona'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Fantasy'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Golden Melody'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Jessica'
- tender

Freesia speciosa 'Magdalena'
- tender

Fritillaria imperiallis

Fritillaria imperiallis 'Lutea'
Fritillaria imperiallis
'Rubra Maxima'

VIII Miscellaneous
Lilies
Lilium 'Conca d'Or'
Lilium 'Red Dutch'
Lilium 'Triumphator'
 

 

IX Species Lilies
Lilium auratum
Lilium cernuum
Lilium duchartrei
Lilium formosanum
Lilium formosanum
pricei

Lilium hansonii
Lilium henryi
Lilium leichtilinii
Lilium martagon
Lilium nepalense
Lilium pardalinum
Lilium superbum
Lilium wallichianum

 

Unspecified Lilies
Lilium lancifolium
'Splendens'

Lilium speciosum
'Rubrum'

 

Winter-flowering
Crocus
Crocus ancyrensis
'Golden Bunch'

Crocus biflorus
'Miss Vain
'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Ard Schenk'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Blue Pearl
'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Cream Beauty
'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Dorothy'

Crocus chrysanthus
'E.A. Bowles'

Crocus chrysanthus 'Fusco-tinctus'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Goldilocks'

Crocus chrysanthus 'Prince Claus'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Princess Beatrix'

Crocus chrysanthus
'Romance'

Crocus chrysanthus
'Saturnus'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Snow Bunting'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Warley'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Zwanenburg Bronze'

Crocus sieberi
atticus 'Firefly'

Crocus sieberi atticus
'Violet Queen
'
Crocus sieberi 'subsp. sublimis Tricolor'
Crocus
tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus 'Barrs Purple'
Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'

G

M

 

 

Galanthus elwesii
 

Massonia echinata
Melasphaerula ramosa
Mimulus
primuloides
Mitella breweri

 

Gladiolus Bulb European

Gladiolus 'Amsterdam'
Gladiolus 'Atom'
Gladiolus 'Ben Venuto'
Gladiolus callianthus
'Murielae'

Gladiolus carneus
Gladiolus 'Carthago'
Gladiolus 'Charming Beauty'
Gladiolus 'Charming Lady'
Gladiolus 'Cherry Berry'
Gladiolus colvillei
'Albus'

Gladiolus 'Cream
of the Crop
'
Gladiolus 'Deciso'
Gladiolus 'Ed's Conquest'
Gladiolus 'Elvira'
Gladiolus 'Espresso'
Gladiolus 'Eurovision'
Gladiolus 'Evergreen'
Gladiolus 'Flevo Smile'
Gladiolus 'Florence
Nightingale
'
Gladiolus 'Friendship'
Gladiolus 'Golden
Melody
'
Gladiolus 'Goldfield'
Gladiolus 'Grand
Finale
'
Gladiolus 'Her Majesty'
Gladiolus 'Hotline'
Gladiolus 'Huron Fox'
Gladiolus 'Huron Jewel'
Gladiolus 'Impressive'
Gladiolus 'Jayvee'
Gladiolus 'Jessica'
Gladiolus 'Karen 'P' '
Gladiolus 'Lady Elenore'
Gladiolus 'Little Jude'
Gladiolus 'Marj 'S' '
Gladiolus 'Mirella'
Gladiolus 'Mr Chris'
Gladiolus 'Perth Pearl'
Gladiolus 'Pink
Elegance
'
Gladiolus 'Pinnacle'
Gladiolus 'Plaisir'
Gladiolus 'Prins Claus'
Gladiolus 'Raymond
'C' '

Gladiolus 'Rose Elf'
Gladiolus 'Ruth Ann'
Gladiolus 'Slick Chick'
Gladiolus 'Tesoro'
Gladiolus 'Tristis'
Gladiolus 'Whistle
Stop
'
 

N

 

Narcissus - Division 1:
Trumpet Daffodil
Cultivars
'Brabazon' 1Y-Y
'Bravoure' 1W-Y
'Dutch Master' 1Y-Y
'Golden Harvest' 1Y-Y
'Little Beauty' 1W-Y
'Rijnveld's Early
Sensation
' 1Y-Y
'Small Talk' 1Y-Y
'Spellbinder' 1Y-Y
 

 

Narcissus - Division 2:
Large-Cupped Daffodil Cultivars
'Altun Ha' 2YYW-W
'Armada' 2Y-O
'Border Beauty' 2Y-O
'Carlton' 2Y-Y
'Ceylon' 2Y-O
'Glen Clova' 2Y-ORR
'Home Fires'
'Ice Follies' 2W-Y
'Redhill' 2W-OR
'Romance' 2W-PPO
'Rustom Pasha' 2Y-O
'St. Keverne' 2Y-Y
 

 

Winter and Spring-Flowering Crocus
Crocus etruscus
Crocus flavus ssp. flavus 'Golden Yellow'

 

 

Cyclamen
cilicium

Cyclamen
coum
Cyclamen coum
'Album'

Cyclamen hederifolium

Narcissus - Division 3:
Small-Cupped Daffodil Cultivars
'Badbury Rings' 3Y-YYO
'Merlin' 3W-YYR
 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 4:
Double Daffodil
Cultivars
'Abba' 4W-O
'Replete' 4W-P
'Sir Winston
Churchill
' 4W-O

 

Narcissus - Division 5:
Triandrus Daffodil
Cultivars
'Hawera' 5Y-Y
 

 

Discs and Florets Flower Elaborated Shape

 

argyranthemumflocmadeirasantana1Disc - Many daisies are easy to grow and very free-flowering. The typical colour contrast between the disc and the surrounding rays creates a lively effect (Argyranthemum 'Maderia Santana'). Many daisies are excellent cut flowers.

Floret - helianthusfloannuus1Floret is a small or reduced flower, especially 1 of a cluster in a composite flower - such as the florets of a sunflower (The very small flowers in a ring inside the yellow petals of Helianthus annuus). It is also any of the tight, branched clusters of flower buds that together form a head of cauliflower or broccoli.

 

Narcissus - Division 6:
Cyclamineus Daffodil
Cultivars
'Beryl' 6Y-YYO
'February Gold' 6Y-Y
'Garden Princess' 6Y-Y
'Jack Snipe' 6W-Y
'Jetfire' 6Y-O
'Peeping Tom' 6Y-Y
'Spring Dawn' 6Y-Y
 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 7:
Jonquilla and Apodanthus Daffodil Cultivars
'Baby Moon' 7Y-Y Min
'Bell Song' 7W-P
'Golden Dawn' 7Y-O
'Kokopelli' 7Y-Y
'Pipit' 7Y-Y
'Quail' 7Y-Y
 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 8:
Tazetta Daffodil
Cultivars
'Falconet' 8Y-O
'Geranium' 8W-O
'Minnow' 8Y-Y
papyraceus 8W-W
 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 9:
Poeticus Daffodil
Cultivars
 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 10:
Bulbocodium Daffodil
Cultivars
"Golden Bells" 10Y-Y
subsp. obesus 10Y-Y
pseudonarcissus 10W-Y
pseudonarcissus
'Praecox'
10W-Y
 

 

 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 11:
Split-Corona Daffodil Cultivars
a) Collar Daffodils
'Cassata' 11aW-Y

 

 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 12:
Other Daffodil Cultivars
 

 

 

 

 

Narcissus - Division 13:
Daffodils distinguished solely by Botanical Name
asturiensis 13Y-Y
bulbocodium 13Y-Y
cyclamineus 13Y-Y
obvallaris 13Y-Y
poeticus var
physaloides
13W-GYO

 

 

 

 

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Site design and content copyright ©April 2009.
Page structure amended November 2012. Colour Wheel clarified January 2013.
Feet changed to inches (cms) July 2015. Flower Thumbnails with Height/ Width added October 2015.
Foliage Thumbnails, Bulb Use and Comments added March 2016.
Completed change from adding to mapping and index details March 2018

Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

 

There are other pages on Plants which bloom in each month of the year in this website:-

 

 

 

THE 2 EUREKA EFFECT PAGES FOR UNDERSTANDING SOIL AND HOW PLANTS INTERACT WITH IT OUT OF 15,000:-


Explanation of Structure of this Website with User Guidelines Page for those photo galleries with Photos
(of either ones I have taken myself or others which have been loaned only for use on this website from external sources)

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Choose 1 of these different Plant selection Methods:-

1. Choose a plant from 1 of 53 flower colours in the Colour Wheel Gallery.

2. Choose a plant from 1 of 12 flower colours in each month of the year from 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery.

3. Choose a plant from 1 of 6 flower colours per month for each type of plant:-
Aquatic
Bedding
Bulb
Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Wild Flower

4. Choose a plant from its Flower Shape:-
Shape, Form
Index

Flower Shape

5. Choose a plant from its foliage:-
Bamboo
Conifer
Fern
Grass
Vegetable

6. There are 6 Plant Selection Levels including Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers in
Plants Topic.

or

7. When I do not have my own or ones from mail-order nursery photos , then from March 2016, if you want to start from the uppermost design levels through to your choice of cultivated and wildflower plants to change your Plant Selection Process then use the following galleries:-

  • Create and input all plants known by Amateur Gardening inserted into their Sanders' Encyclopaedia from their edition published in 1960 (originally published by them in 1895) into these
    • Stage 1 - Garden Style Index Gallery,
      then
    • Stage 2 - Infill Plants Index Gallery being the only gallery from these 7 with photos (from Wikimedia Commons) ,
      then
    • Stage 3 - All Plants Index Gallery with each plant species in its own Plant Type Page followed by choice from Stage 4a, 4b, 4c and/or 4d REMEMBERING THE CONSTRAINTS ON THE SELECTION FROM THE CHOICES MADE IN STAGES 1 AND 2
    • Stage 4a - 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery,
    • Stage 4b - 12 Foliage Colours per Month Index Gallery with
    • Stage 4c - Cultivation, Position, Use Index Gallery and
    • Stage 4d - Shape, Form Index Gallery
    • Unfortunately, if you want to have 100's of choices on selection of plants from 1000's of 1200 pixels wide by up to 16,300 pixels in length webpages, which you can jump to from almost any of the pages in these 7 galleries above, you have to put up with those links to those choices being on
      • the left topic menu table,
      • the header of the middle data table and on
      • the page/index menu table on the right of every page of those galleries.

 

I like reading and that is shown by the index in my Library, where I provide lists of books to take you between designing, maintaining or building a garden and the hierarchy of books on plants taking you from

 

Colour Wheel of All Flowers

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Primary Colours:-
Red.
Yellow.
Blue.

Secondary Colours:-
Orange.
Green.
Violet.

Tertiary Colours:-
Red Orange.
Yellow Orange.
Yellow Green.
Blue Green.
Blue Violet.
Red Violet.

 

Bee-pollinated plants in Colour Wheel of 12 Flower Colours Per Month

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Inner circle of Grey is 12 months of Unusual or Multi-Coloured Flower Colour

 

Rock Garden (Alpines) suitable for Small Gardens in 53 Colours

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FLOWERING IN MONTH
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Functional combinations in the border from the International Flower Bulb Centre in Holland:-

"Here is a list of the perennials shown by research to be the best plants to accompany various flower bulbs. The flower bulbs were tested over a period of years in several perennial borders that had been established for at least three years.

In combination with hyacinths:

In combination with tulips:

In combination with narcissi:

For narcissi, the choice was difficult to make. The list contains only some of the perennials that are very suitable for combining with narcissi. In other words, narcissi can easily compete with perennials.

In combination with specialty bulbs:

 

Topic -
Case Studies
...Drive Foundations
Ryegrass and turf kills plants within Roadstone and in Topsoil due to it starving and dehydrating them.
CEDAdrive creates stable drive surface and drains rain into your ground, rather than onto the public road.
8 problems caused by building house on clay or with house-wall attached to clay.
Pre-building work on polluted soil.

Companion Planting
...A, B, C, D, E,
...F, G, H, I, J, K,
...L, M, N, O, P, Q,
...R, S, T, U, V, W,
...X, Y, Z
...Pest Control
...using Plants
to provide a Companion Plant to aid your selected plant or deter its pests

Garden
Construction

with ground drains
Garden Design
...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed
Borders

......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
......Camera photos of Plant supports
Garden
Maintenance

Glossary with a tomato teaching cauliflowers
Home
Library of over 1000 books
Offbeat Glossary with DuLally Bird in its flower clock.

Plants
...in Chalk
(Alkaline) Soil
......A-F1, A-F2,
......A-F3, G-L, M-R,
......M-R Roses, S-Z
...in Heavy
Clay Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Lime-Free
(Acid) Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Light
Sand Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z.
...Poisonous Plants.
...Extra Plant Pages
with its 6 Plant Selection Levels

Soil
...
Interaction between 2 Quartz Sand Grains to make soil
...
How roots of plants are in control in the soil
...
Without replacing Soil Nutrients, the soil will break up to only clay, sand or silt
...
Subsidence caused by water in Clay
...
Use water ring for trees/shrubs for first 2 years.

Tool Shed with 3 kneeling pads
Useful Data with benefits of Seaweed

 

Topic -
Plant Photo Galleries

If the plant type below has flowers, then the first gallery will include the flower thumbnail in each month of 1 of 6 or 7 flower colour comparison pages of each plant in its subsidiary galleries, as a low-level Plant Selection Process
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape



Bulb with its 7 Flower Colours per Month Comparison Pages
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus with its 40 Flower Colours
......European A-E
......European F-M
......European N-Z
......Eur Non-classified
......American A
......American B
......American C
......American D
......American E
......American F
......American G
......American H
......American I
......American J
......American K
......American L
......American M
......American N
......American O
......American P
......American Q
......American R
......American S
......American T
......American U
......American V
......American W
......American XYZ
......Ame Non-classified
......Australia - empty
......India
......Lithuania
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
...Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
...Bulb Form

...Bulb Use

...Bulb in Soil


Further details on bulbs from the Infill Galleries:-
Hardy Bulbs
...Aconitum
...Allium
...Alstroemeria
...Anemone

...Amaryllis
...Anthericum
...Antholyzas
...Apios
...Arisaema
...Arum
...Asphodeline

...Asphodelus
...Belamcanda
...Bloomeria
...Brodiaea
...Bulbocodium

...Calochorti
...Cyclobothrias
...Camassia
...Colchicum
...Convallaria 
...Forcing Lily of the Valley
...Corydalis
...Crinum
...Crosmia
...Montbretia
...Crocus

...Cyclamen
...Dicentra
...Dierama
...Eranthis
...Eremurus
...Erythrnium
...Eucomis

...Fritillaria
...Funkia
...Galanthus
...Galtonia
...Gladiolus
...Hemerocallis

...Hyacinth
...Hyacinths in Pots
...Scilla
...Puschkinia
...Chionodoxa
...Chionoscilla
...Muscari

...Iris
...Kniphofia
...Lapeyrousia
...Leucojum

...Lilium
...Lilium in Pots
...Malvastrum
...Merendera
...Milla
...Narcissus
...Narcissi in Pots

...Ornithogalum
...Oxalis
...Paeonia
...Ranunculus
...Romulea
...Sanguinaria
...Sternbergia
...Schizostylis
...Tecophilaea
...Trillium

...Tulip
...Zephyranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs
...Acidanthera
...Albuca
...Alstroemeri
...Andro-stephium
...Bassers
...Boussing-aultias
...Bravoas
...Cypellas
...Dahlias
...Galaxis,
...Geissorhizas
...Hesperanthas

...Gladioli
...Ixias
...Sparaxises
...Babianas
...Morphixias
...Tritonias

...Ixiolirions
...Moraeas
...Ornithogalums
...Oxalises
...Phaedra-nassas
...Pancratiums
...Tigridias
...Zephyranthes
...Cooperias

Uses of Bulbs:-
...for Bedding
...in Windowboxes
...in Border
...naturalized in Grass
...in Bulb Frame
...in Woodland Garden
...in Rock Garden
...in Bowls
...in Alpine House
...Bulbs in Greenhouse or Stove:-
...Achimenes
...Alocasias
...Amorpho-phalluses
...Arisaemas
...Arums
...Begonias
...Bomareas
...Caladiums

...Clivias
...Colocasias
...Crinums
...Cyclamens
...Cyrtanthuses
...Eucharises
...Urceocharis
...Eurycles

...Freesias
...Gloxinias
...Haemanthus
...Hippeastrums

...Lachenalias
...Nerines
...Lycorises
...Pencratiums
...Hymenocallises
...Richardias
...Sprekelias
...Tuberoses
...Vallotas
...Watsonias
...Zephyranthes

...Plant Bedding in
......Spring

......Summer
...Bulb houseplants flowering inside House during:-
......January
......February
......March
......April
......May
......June
......July
......August
......September
......October
......November
......December
...Bulbs and other types of plant flowering during:-
......Dec-Jan
......Feb-Mar
......Apr-May
......Jun-Aug
......Sep-Oct
......Nov-Dec
...Selection of the smaller and choicer plants for the Smallest of Gardens with plant flowering during the same 6 periods as in the previous selection


Climber in
3 Sector Vertical Plant System
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Heather Shrub
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous
Perennial

...P -Herbaceous
...Peony
...Flower Shape
...RHS Wisley
......Mixed Border
......Other Borders
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron

Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use - page links in row 6. Rose, RHS Wisley and Other Roses rose indices on each Rose Use page
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Pruning Methods
Photo Index
R 1, 2, 3
Peter Beales Roses
RV Roger
Roses

Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable
Wild Flower and
Butterfly page links are in next row


Topic -
Butterflies in the UK mostly use native UK wildflowers.

Butterfly Species.

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly Usage
of Plants.

Plant Usage by
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly.

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown Botanical Names
...Cream Common Names
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note

Poisonous
Wildflower Plants.


You know its name, use
Wild Flower Plant Index a-h, i-p, q-z.
You know which habitat it lives in, use
on
Acid Soil,
on
Calcareous
(Chalk) Soil
,
on
Marine Soil,
on
Neutral Soil,
is a
Fern,
is a
Grass,
is a
Rush, or
is a
Sedge.
You have seen its flower, use Comparison Pages containing Wild Flower Plants and Cultivated Plants in the
Colour Wheel Gallery.

Each plant named in each of the 180 Wildflower Family Pages within their 23 Galleries may have a link to:-
1) its Plant Description Page in its Common Name column in one of those Wildflower Plant Galleries and will have links,
2) to external sites to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name column,
3) to see photos in its Flowering Months column and
4) to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.

WILD FLOWER FAMILY PAGE MENU
(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears (o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels
(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft
Bromes 1

(o)Grass Soft
Bromes 2

(o)Grass Soft
Bromes 3

(o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower
Clover 1

(o)Peaflower
Clover 2

(o)Peaflower
Clover 3

(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage
Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew


Topic -
The following is a complete hierarchical Plant Selection Process

dependent on the Garden Style chosen
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index


Topic -
Plant Selection Process comparing relevant plants of all types within each of the number of colours for each Flower or Foliage Colour Gallery.

All Flowers 53 with
...Use of Plant and
Flower Shape
- page links in next row

All Foliage 53
instead of redundant
...(All Foliage 212)


All Flowers
per Month 12


Bee instead of wind pollinated plants for hay-fever sufferers
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers
per Month
12
...Index

Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours
per Month Index

...All Plants Index


Topic -
Use of Plant in your Plant Selection Process

Plant Colour Wheel Uses
with
1. Perfect general use soil is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt.
Uses of Plant and Flower Shape:-
...Foliage Only
...Other than Green Foliage
...Trees in Lawn
...Trees in Small Gardens
...Wildflower Garden
...Attract Bird
...Attract Butterfly
1
, 2
...Climber on House Wall
...Climber not on House Wall
...Climber in Tree
...Rabbit-Resistant
...Woodland
...Pollution Barrier
...Part Shade
...Full Shade
...Single Flower provides Pollen for Bees
1
, 2, 3
...Ground-Cover
<60
cm
60-180cm
>180cm
...Hedge
...Wind-swept
...Covering Banks
...Patio Pot
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border
...Poisonous
...Adjacent to Water
...Bog Garden
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Winter-Flowering
...Fragrant
...Not Fragrant
...Exhibition
...Standard Plant is 'Ball on Stick'
...Upright Branches or Sword-shaped leaves
...Plant to Prevent Entry to Human or Animal
...Coastal Conditions
...Tolerant on North-facing Wall
...Cut Flower
...Potted Veg Outdoors
...Potted Veg Indoors
...Thornless
...Raised Bed Outdoors Veg
...Grow in Alkaline Soil A-F, G-L, M-R,
S-Z
...Grow in Acidic Soil
...Grow in Any Soil
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Grow Bulbs Indoors

Uses of Bedding
...Bedding Out
...Filling In
...Screen-ing
...Pots and Troughs
...Window Boxes
...Hanging Baskets
...Spring Bedding
...Summer Bedding
...Winter Bedding
...Foliage instead of Flower
...Coleus Bedding Photos for use in Public Domain 1

Uses of Bulb
...Other than Only Green Foliage
...Bedding or Mass Planting
...Ground-Cover
...Cut-Flower
...Tolerant of Shade
...In Woodland Areas
...Under-plant
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Covering Banks
...In Water
...Beside Stream or Water Garden
...Coastal Conditions
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border or Back-ground Plant
...Fragrant Flowers
...Not Fragrant Flowers
...Indoor
House-plant

...Grow in a Patio Pot
...Grow in an Alpine Trough
...Grow in an Alpine House
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Speciman Plant
...Into Native Plant Garden
...Naturalize in Grass
...Grow in Hanging Basket
...Grow in Window-box
...Grow in Green-house
...Grow in Scree
...Naturalized Plant Area
...Grow in Cottage Garden
...Attracts Butterflies
...Attracts Bees
...Resistant to Wildlife
...Bulb in Soil:-
......Chalk
......Clay
......Sand
......Lime-Free (Acid)
......Peat

Uses of Rose
...Bedding
...Climber /Pillar
...Cut-Flower
...Exhibition, Speciman
...Ground-Cover
...Grow In A Container
...Hedge
...Climber in Tree
...Woodland
...Edging Borders
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Tolerant of Shade
...Back of Border
...Adjacent to Water
...Page for rose use as ARCH ROSE, PERGOLA ROSE, COASTAL CONDITIONS ROSE, WALL ROSE, STANDARD ROSE, COVERING BANKS or THORNLESS ROSES.
...FRAGRANT ROSES
...NOT FRAGRANT ROSES


Topic -
Camera Photo Galleries showing all 4000 x 3000 pixels of each photo on your screen that you can then click and drag it to your desktop as part of a Plant Selection Process:-

RHS Garden at Wisley

Plant Supports -
When supporting plants in a bed, it is found that not only do those plants grow upwards, but also they expand their roots and footpad sideways each year. Pages
1
, 2, 3, 8, 11,
12, 13,
Plants 4, 7, 10,
Bedding Plants 5,
Plant Supports for Unknown Plants 5
,
Clematis Climbers 6,
the RHS does not appear to either follow it's own pruning advice or advice from The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown.
ISBN 0-571-11084-3 with the plants in Pages 1-7 of this folder. You can see from looking at both these resources as to whether the pruning carried out on the remainder of the plants in Pages 7-15 was correct.

Narcissus (Daffodil) 9,
Phlox Plant Supports 14, 15

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, Index

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports -
Pages for Gallery 1

with Plant Supports
1, 5, 10
Plants
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
11, 12
Recommended Rose Pruning Methods 13
Pages for Gallery 2
with Plant Supports
2
,
Plants 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden at
Hyde Hall

Plants - Pages
without Plant Supports
Plants 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses
Display Garden

Roses Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Nursery of
RV Roger

Roses - Pages
A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,
A6,A7,A8,A9,A10,
A11,A12,A13,A14,
B15,
B16,B17,B18,B19,
B20,
B21,B22,B23,B24,
B25,
B26,B27,B28,B29,
B30,
C31,C32,C33,C34,
C35,
C36,C37,C38,C39,
C40,
C41,CD2,D43,D44,
D45,
D46,D47,D48,D49,
E50,
E51,E52,F53,F54,
F55,
F56,F57,G58,G59,
H60,
H61,I62,K63,L64,
M65,
M66,N67,P68,P69,
P70,
R71,R72,S73,S74,
T75,
V76,Z77, 78,

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13
for trees 1-54,
14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
for trees 55-95,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37,
for trees 95-133,
38, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
for trees 133-166

Chris Garnons-Williams
Work Done - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Identity of Plants
Label Problems - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11

Ron and Christine Foord - 1036 photos only inserted so far - Garden Flowers - Start Page of each Gallery
AB1 ,AN14,BA27,
CH40,CR52,DR63,
FR74,GE85,HE96,

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens - 1187
A 1, 2, Photos - 43
B 1, Photos - 13
C 1, Photos - 35
D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Photos - 411
with Plants causing damage to buildings in Chilham Village and Damage to Trees in Pavements of Funchal
E 1, Photos - 21
F 1, Photos - 1
G 1, Photos - 5
H 1, Photos - 21
I 1, Photos - 8
J 1, Photos - 1
K 1, Photos - 1
L 1, Photos - 85
with Label Problems
M 1, Photos - 9
N 1, Photos - 12
O 1, Photos - 5
P 1, Photos - 54
Q 1, Photos -
R 1, 2, 3,
Photos - 229
S 1, Photos - 111
T 1, Photos - 13
U 1, Photos - 5
V 1, Photos - 4
W 1, Photos - 100
with Work Done by Chris Garnons-Williams
X 1 Photos -
Y 1, Photos -
Z 1 Photos -
Articles/Items in Ivydene Gardens - 88
Flower Colour, Num of Petals, Shape and
Plant Use of:-
Rock Garden
within linked page

 

Topic -
Fragrant Plants as a Plant Selection Process for your sense of smell:-

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3
Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2
Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3
Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2
Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2


Topic -
Website User Guidelines


My Gas Service Engineer found Flow and Return pipes incorrectly positioned on gas boilers and customers had refused to have positioning corrected in 2020.
 

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